Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2024 Sam Fishman Travel Grant!

The Walter P. Reuther Library is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Sam Fishman Travel Grant.

These annual grants provide up to $1,000 to support travel to the Reuther Library to access archival records related to the American labor movement. The award is named in honor of Sam Fishman, a former UAW and Michigan AFL-CIO leader.

As part of their research visits, awardees are invited to discuss their research on Tales From the Reuther Library and/or another WSU outlet. Watch for updates about recipient visits later in the year.  read more »

Reuther Library Closed Tuesday, January 23

The Reuther Library building and Wayne State University campus are closed on Tuesday, January 23rd due to inclement weather.

Reuther Library staff are available to answer your research questions via Ask An Archivist.

Stay warm and safe, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Event: "UC on Strike! Preserving Protest for Strike Success in Higher Ed Labor

Where: Reuther Library's Conference Room
When: January 22nd, 4 pm

Or join us on Zoom:

In November 2022, 48,000 graduate workers, post-docs, and academic researchers went on strike at the University of California in the largest strike in higher education to date. While the outcomes of the strike are well-documented, less is known about the three-year contract campaign that preceded it, the organizing strategies behind it, and the diversity of strikers’ day-to-day experiences on the picket line.  read more »

Holiday Closure: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Reuther will be closed Monday, January 15 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The holiday is a day to reflect on Dr. King's life and work. We have some collections related to Dr. King. You can ask about them or any other topic via Ask an Archivist.

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